ERIC Number: ED495329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May-23
Cooperative Learning: A Standard for High Achievement. The Nutshell Series.
Williams, R. Bruce
This book reveals some of the structural complexities involved in implementing authentic cooperative learning in the classroom. It also suggests that when full cooperative learning structures are implemented, the benefits in student achievement often can be astounding. Descriptions, decisions, designs, and developments, a simple four-part scheme, introduce and refine the skillful use of cooperative learning in the K-12 classroom. Following an introduction, this book is divided into four parts. Part I, Description, presents: (1) Definition; (2) Elements: R.I.C.H.E.S.; (3) Research; and (4) Benefits. Part II, Decisions, continues with: (5) Communication; (6) Physical Tools; (7) Group Formation; (8) Lesson Supports; (9) Management Tactics; and (10) Success Monitoring. Part III, Designs, continues with: (11) Whole Class; (12) Dyads; and (13) Triads/Quads. Part IV, Developments, concludes with: (14) Leading; (15) Generating Consensus; (16) Building a Team; (17) Communicating; (18) Improving Social Skills; and (19) Closing. A bibliography is also included.
Descriptors: High Achievement, Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Cooperative Learning, Classroom Communication, Group Activities, Classroom Techniques, Large Group Instruction, Teamwork, Interpersonal Competence, Academic Achievement
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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